Type News: Delta Delta Delta

Welcome to this week’s Type News! Let us help you through some new type and the rest of the news.

Before we drop into the new stuff, let’s cover off a few brief typeface updates. To start, Pilar Cano has added book weights to her gracefully textured and fluid text family Edita. Alex Scholing’s simple, soft, and subdued CoreHumanistSans was a single freebie when we introduced it two months ago. He’s since revisited his “neutral international” by adding light and bold weights — and a proper price tag. Hubert Jocham has also given his “strange baby” sans an update. The eleven weight NewJunePro family now comes equipped with small caps, additonal figural styles, and fresh complement of diacriticals.

The Ukraine-based AndrijType foundry’s latest is an uncomplicated, headline-focused, multilingual slab. Bandera Pro shares similar proportions and weights with its sans cousin Osnova Pro — an implied superfamily in the making. Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic language support are built in, along with a smattering of stylistic alternates, ornaments, and historical forms.

Bracketed beauty. Four years in the making, Delve Withrington’s Helfa provides a highly readable range of weights, featuring ample x-height and true italics. Subtle tapers, cups, and curves throughout each face show just how much individuality has been drawn into each character. See for yourself — Delve has generously made the regular and italic weights available — absolutely free.

Word on the street tells us that Social Gothic — Canada Type’s revamp of Thomas Hollingworth’s 60s-era Informal Gothic — is their best selling font. While we don’t have any numbers to back that up, consumer demand has apparently elicited the release Social Stencil — a sliced variation of the uncomplicated, unicase sans.

OurType has released Meret, a precise seven weight text family by Nils “Undogmatic” Thomsen. Designed while attending the KABK Type]Media course, this contemporary serif is balanced and meticulously detailed — right down to the six varieties of serifless numerals. Unsurprisingly, Meret was also an award winner at this years Letter.2 competition and can be seen at large in the recent redesign of Fast Company magazine by Florian Bachleda and Christian Schwartz.

Dave Rowland takes his Schizotype brush on the road with Streetscript. This upright display script definitely has oomph where it counts. Keep you eyes peeled for some snappy swash and ligature action, alternates galore, and stylish automagical underlining courtesy of some smart contextual substitution.

Taking inspiration from the decorative and linear nature of South American graffiti styles, Pandilla is the end result of years worth of sketching and lettering by Bogotá based Cristian Vargas and his Typozon studio. An urbanized visual language has been merged with slick, modular shapes to create a unique, multiple weight display face.

And now, the rest of the news!

Here are some things to put a dent in your budget:

Finally:

See you next week!

Thanks to Grant Hutchinson, purveyor of fine type specimens.

 

  • 1. thinkontheclock’s avatar thinkontheclock Dec 10, 2011

    Some really great fonts featured here – Bandera and Streetscript especially. Awesome collection of links as well. Cheers for posting.

  • 2. Grant Hutchinson’s avatar Grant Hutchinson Dec 13, 2011

    It’s our pleasure, of course. Thanks for the props.

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